Applying To: Urban Forester

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  • Minimum: $41,730.00
  • Maximum: $65,234.00

Nature of Work

This is a position in the City of St. Louis Forestry Division responsible for technical analysis and arboricultural recommendations on all urban forestry programs and activities.  Examples of duties include: developing and maintaining inventories of all City street and park trees; inspecting and keeping files of trees; developing and reviewing urban landscape and tree planting plans; and researching, developing, and administering grants for all City-wide arboricultural initiatives.  Position requires proficiency with computer programs such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, GIS applications, GPS data collection, and software such as ESRI ArcGIS.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Urban Forester

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Horticulture, Agriculture, or a directly related field and one year of full-time experience in urban forestry or forestry management; OR, an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.  A Master’s degree in one of the above academic disciplines may be substituted for the experience requirement. 

The successful candidate must receive certification as an arborist as recognized by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) before completion of the working test period.

Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted with the Employment Application or upon request.

License:  Must possess and maintain a valid Missouri driver's license while employed by the City of St. Louis.  Must possess a valid driver's license at the time of filing the Employment Application.  Please note type of license, number, class, and expiration date on the Employment Application. 

A limited number of applicants may be scheduled for the Oral Interview based on an evaluation of experience and education as listed on the Employment Application.  Include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment on the application  Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed Employment Application. 

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS:  To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or upon request. The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies.  Please submit application as soon as possible.  Applications can be submitted on the Internet.  Visit the City web site at

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: Pass/Fail
  • Oral Interview: 100%

O.C. 3427
November 03, 2021

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